1
Add review

Ritzy Cinema Brixton

The Ritzy is a Brixton institution, much loved for its friendly staff and anti-multiplex atmosphere. One of south London’s oldest picture palaces (it originally opened in 1911), today the Ritzy has still got a little of that grandeur. Its five screens are all comfortable and reasonably sized, while the programme strikes the perfect balance between major blockbusters and independent films, plus late-night shows and classics. There are also two bars, one offering a view across Windrush Square and serving slap-up café food, the other tucked upstairs inside the cinema and playing host to an array of club nights and stand-up shows.

Venue name: Ritzy Cinema Brixton
Contact:
Address: Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane
London
SW2 1JG
Transport: Tube: Brixton
  • An extraordinary, gruelling account of the partisans' fight against the Nazis in German-occupied Belorussia, The Ascent reflects the Russian obsession with the horrors of the Great Patriotic War, but unusually is both steeped in religious symbolis...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Yip Wai-shun’s biopic about Bruce Lee’s martial arts mentor takes plenty of liberties with the facts but none that can’t be forgiven in the name of kungfu kickin’ fun. Donnie Yen (above) delivers a charismatic portrayal of Ip Man, the martial arts...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ riffs on the early roots and allure of Scientology with the same compelling strangeness and heady intensity that the American writer-director of ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Magnolia’ brought to his last film, ‘There Wi...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    This should have been something truly remarkable: a peerless cast of playing-against-type Hollywood bigwigs, a director whose track record (‘Capote’, ‘Moneyball’) screams quality and a real-life story that speaks to timely themes of wealth, privil...
    Read more
  • Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    Looking at it one way, ‘Boyhood’ is a spectacularly cheap way of saving on actors’ salaries. To capture his rambling yet absorbing Texas family drama, director Richard Linklater (‘Before Midnight’) agreed with several actors – including his eight-...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    ‘Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.’ So said Marlon Brando. But what happens when their 15 minutes are up? It’s not like failure suddenly transforms former mega-celebs into humble human beings who can pick up ...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    The first film ended with Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic fin, being rehomed in a Florida aquarium. You’d be forgiven for thinking the story had already peaked. However, this sequel is an unexpectedly worthwhile follow-up. Depressed after th...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Pastiching James Bond is hardly a new idea (see Woody Allen in the 1967 ‘Casino Royale’, not to mention the entire ‘Austin Powers’ franchise), but that hasn’t stopped writer-director Matthew Vaughn from trying his hand at a little counter-espionag...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Anyone with fond memories of the books or a dusty Paddington Bear sitting on a shelf in their childhood bedroom can rest easy: this first-ever movie take on Peru’s furriest export is a cuddly, thoughtful triumph. But not too cuddly. The beauty of...
    Read more

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|1
1 person listening
Sam Clements

My FAVOURITE cinema in London. Great mix of programming, lovely events and a a great view on that top balcony!